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one out west of the campaign. in virginia today mitt romney delivers what aides are calling a major foreign policy address. paying particular attention to issues in the middle east. we go to washington for more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. mitt romney will continue draft his foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign promises. >> obviously the governor knows his trillion tax cut isn't too popular so a few weeks before this election he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today for a rally and w
the tanks and helicopters and fighter jets. >> mitt romney in virginia today. for more on what he had to say and how foreign policy is playing his campaign, i am joined by our foreign policy correspondent. thank you for coming in. how would president romney differ from president obama? >> i cannot tell how it would differ. he does say that he would go so far as to arm some of the rebels through our partners. the way the paragraph is carefully constructed come a gives the impression that he would arm the rebels. if you read it, it says it through our allies. that is what we are doing. that is what we're doing to begin with. not very different. >> you were just in iran, what did you make of mitt romney's strong words on iran? >> he talks about how he would not lead iran did away with having a nuclear weapon. already, barack obama has imposed the harshest sanctions in history on iran. it is hard to imagine any other president being able to do that. george w. bush was not able to impose a similar level of sanctions. it took obama going out there and saying that he would meet with the iranians. t
over tto days. republican challenger mitt romney heads south today... for a speech at the virginia military institute.romney has a major foreign policy speech pllnned... focused on the middle east.he's expected to say that the u-s should take a more assertive position on the conflict in syria.... and strennthen sanctions on iran. governoo marrin o'malley and new hampshirr senator kelly ayyte battled it out on fox &pblame for the bad economy. o'malleyyargued that president obama inherited a huge claimed he's only made it o'malley says: "we still have &pa long way to go..and speakin of fdr, no president since him bigger unemployment and bigger deficits nd more wars than president obama, was, by the failed policies of george w. bush, hich resulted in directly, the greatest ob losses since fdr. thissis not easy and it is harddwork but we are movinn forward. ayotte says: "hey, chris, let's ttlk about, though, his policies. of course, we didd't hear in the hour and 25 minutes of debate anything about the stimulus packagee because if you look at the policy, the trickle-down povernme
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
in every one of his campaign appearances n virginia today, romney argued that on a whole host of other -- the president get off the mark. in battleground, virginia, mitt romney targeting the president on foreign affairs -- affairs. >> on this vital issue, the president has failed. >> reporter: at the virginia military institute, romney said that president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and asked -- as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and insure they obtain the arms they need to defeat the tanks and helicopters. >> this is in america standing together. >> reporter: in the middle east, romney said the president has alienated the u.s.'s strongest ally, israel. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> democrats are hitting back. >> that is what news media and fellow republicans call mitt romney's gap-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland. >> reporter: the obama campaign ads are mocking romney's diplomatic ability while the president points to osam
with somebody else in front. lou: look at the swing states, looking at rasmussen, romney ahead in virginia and in ohio, romney a point behind the president where there was a significant lead, as you know, for the president. this is having some influence early. is it likely to be more profound as days go on? >> well, in all likelihood, this will build itself in for three or four more days here. there could be a lengthened -- and then the vice presidential debate that i suspect ryan takes care of biden in good form, but not much impact on the polls, and then the polls will be influenced by the debate the week following. let me say something about ohio. you put it in an interesting subject there. president obama's campaign said for weeks ohio's comfortably put away, ten points. american cross roads, which i don't head, just a supporter of it, i raise money for it, mu american cross roads' polling before the debate showed the state a two point margin for obama before the debate. if the state is comfortably put away, why is the obama campaign next week increasing its buy in ohio by 50%? you don
's time for chuck todd. did i guess? >>> front and center. mitt romney marches into battleground virginia to outline his foreign policy vision. if he gets into the white house, we know he'll offer a rhetorical contrast to president obama, but how much space is there on policy? and is this an official break from the bush doctrine? also, the biden ryan debate in kentucky. will the vice president avoid any quote bumps in the road as the president described his own performance over the weekend and how will paul ryan perform on the biggest stage of his career. plus, you say tomato. i say electoral. find out how some trade decisions could affect the election in some key states. good morning, it's monday, october 8th, 2012. i'm chuck todd. i know some of you are celebrating as if this is some federal holiday. there is no day off when it's 29 days until the november election. if mitt romney is going to be president of the united states, then next week, iowa and ohio will be coin flip races. we're seeing a more confidence mitt romney on the trail. >> we had a little debate earlier this week and i
are another. tuesday, romney stumps virginia, then ohio with chris christie in cuyahoga falls. in three straight rallies in florida, he recounted his memories of a 14-year-old boy, david, that he befriended with leukemia. >> i sat down next to him and he said what happens next? and i spoke with him about what i believe happens next. clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> david's parents, members of romney's congregation, spoke at the convention. it's one of those things that you a lot of people have been saying romney needs to do. his sons have been doing it. ann's been doing it, but now, mitt romney himself starting to incorporate some of the personal stories in some of the things he did as head of his church in boston. >>> last night in boston at a fund-raiser, president did a little soul searching of his own when it comes to his campaign. >> everybody here incredible professionals, such great friends and just perform flawlessly. night after night. i can't always say the same. >> and if you didn't get that litt
. >> the presidential candidates remain on the campaign trail this week. mitt romney back in virginia, speech atill give a the virginia military institute. >> president obama making more california including francisco. >> we have some work to do. got an election to win. >> president obama held a star- in southernraiser california that included a list such as george clooney, perry.ie he poked fun at his less than stellar debate performance last week. >> everybody here are great friends and incredible professionals. they perform flawlessly night after night. e same.t always say th [laughter] >> republican candidate mitt theey rally supporters in critical state of florida on sunday. warned that a second term for obama would lead to ruin thatf economic crushes the american dream. >> we will hold to that sort high on november 6. the world will see we are .erious >> while mr. obama continues to romney, summonses money will win the election -- that policy matters and not money will win the election. >> president santos joe biden getting stronger than the policies they put in place. mitt romney will say elected
of partnership, but of passivity. >> virginia governor bob mcdonald introduced romney to the crowd. he spoke mainly about the impact of mandatory defense cuts in virginia, if congress does not reach a budget deal. >>> meanwhile, president obama is on the opposite side of the country. he is embarking on a west coast fundraising swing for the next two days. his campaign is expected to bring in about nine and a half million dollars. >>> well the league of women voters is sponsoring tonight's debate between former governors george allen and tim kaine. they are vying for webb's senate seat. you can watch it live right here on wusa 9.com. >>> well tonight in maryland, ravens linebacker brendan yo is scheduled to join governor martin o'malley supporting same sex marriage. maryland is one state considering legalizing those marriages last month. the ravens linebacker spoke out in favor of the referendum. another player, center matt burk released an internet video last week opposing the plan. >>> crews are back out today, searching for any sign of a missing high school student. brian glenn was last se
leadership." his backdrop, the virginia military institute. romney expected to focus on a vision of peace through strength and lay out how to handle a people in syria, libya and egypt. >> he is taking a step bc and looking. this is the world we live in. the president talks about a pivot to asia. the middle east is really unsettling, unraveling and let's take a look at how we got here and where we go from here. >> the address will draw what his campaign calls great contrast with president obama. the president's team already firing back with a new add titled simply "policy." >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news immediate why and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. when our u.s. diplomats were attacked, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> let's dig deeper. joining me now is nbc news correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. explain to us the importance and the backdrop of the speech today for team romney. >> reporter: yeah, thomas. as
benefiting romney. went from lean obama to tossup. romney gained in colorado, ohio, virginia, and wisconsin, all battleground states. but no change in the status in those. missouri and nevada became stronger for obama. no change in status for those. >> bret: of that, joe. what do you see as important? >> all the states move to romney even though they haven't changed status matter. but ohio is the real interesting thing, because when you look at it, both karl and i threw out a marist poll that happened some time ago with eight-point lead for obama. we threw that out. moving as a tossup today. that would be very significant. when you look at a trend line of ohio, though, throughout the whole campaign, romney has never actually crossed in the lead there in the average of real clear politics average of the trend line. is that moving? because right now the line if you look at them are starting to go closer together again like after the convention. that is significant. >> bret: when you talk debate, that is the question that everybody is front and center, karl. talk to me a little bit about post
specifics. >> at the virginia military institute in measured tone, mitt romney wants his toughest critique yet of obama foreign policy. >> america security and cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> romney said hope is not a strategy. administration policy weakened the u.s. and its allies while emboldening the enemies. >> with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and with violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead, likely at the hands of al-qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney ripped the administration initial and insistence that the attack on the consulate in libya was a riot about a mob angry about islam movement. >> as the administration concedeed the attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> team obama called the rhetoric erratic and wants a counterattack ad to run in virginia slamming the poorly reviewed european trip four mon
. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in battleground virginia today. a speech at virginia military institute he said it's time to change the course in middle east. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with more on this story. >> reporter: hi, pat, thanks. down at vmi today, romney said particularly in the case of the conflict involving the israelis, arabs and iran, that only with a new president would we get the chance he says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change the course in the month. >> reporter: mitt romney claimed president obama made a mistake in pulling back overseas. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they'll end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he'd be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is
virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the most expensive place for gas in the country and the governor is taking action to drive down the cost. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in south san francisco right now where the average price, cate, of regular gas is well over 4.60 a gallon. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. actually it's the two stations nearby. one is at 4.79 a gallon the other across the street 4.99 for a gallon of regular. the governor is asking for the release of less expensive blends. the early release will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10%. experts say
in virginia, focusing on governor romney's foreign trip abroad, saying this was a reckless tripped and using a lot of footage from that. less than a month away from election day, we have a turn back toward foreign policy. it is the mirror image of what happened in 2008 when foreign policy had the election but once the financial collapse happened, suddenly everything turned to the economic issues and now you're seeing the other way around. host: thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >> this is where mr. romney will give his speech this morning. this is the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia. you are looking at the hall of valor. now romney is set to give his foreign policy speech at of the debate on foreign policy october 26 in florida. we will have live coverage of that. in that interim, we will have the vice presidential debate this week in kentucky on thursday. the next presidential debate is a town hall style format tuesday next week. we're waiting for the start of mitt romney and his foreign policy address. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [capti
the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i am president i will take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles of main america so far. >> reporter: the republican nominee also couldn't resist taking another shot at the president's debate performance. >> now today, days later, we are hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the first time. >> reporter: first up later this week will be the vice presidential debate. cbs news, washington. >>> the president raised $181 million in september. the romney campaign has not released any september
more with republican presidential nominee mitt romney closing in on president obama's lead. >> he delivered a foreign policy speech in virginia today. sally kidd joins us in washington with that story. >> mitt romney delivered a blistering critique of the president was a foreign policy record and the obama campaign pushed back. romney said the president has failed to lead on the world stage. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. not to lead from behind. unfortunately, that is where we find ourselves in the middle east under president obama. >> america's ability to influence events for the better in iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our presence. >> the president has failed to lead in syria, he said. >> pilot extremists are flowing in. our ally turkey has been attacked. >> they responded to rahm a's speech in a conference call. >> is full of platitudes and free of substance. >> behind the tough talk, he has been erratic, and steady, and irresponsible in his audition on the world stage
. >>> now to the race for the white house. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will be in virginia today. he will deliver what is being called a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute in lexington. >> romney's plans include working with other countries to improve the defenses of rebels in syria. meantime, a new rasmussen poll shows romney ahead of president obama following last week's debate 49 to 47%. president obama's performance in the debate was the subject of a the laughter last night prompted by the president himself. here is what he had to say after he took the stage the a fundraiser in california following some big names including stevie wonder and katie perry. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. ay but here is the good news is we've got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> president obama will be campaigning in california again today. >>> also making headlines this morning, the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. >> the pharmacy linked to the outbreak makes
nominee mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. coming up at 6:15, the changes romney says he would make in u.s. middle east policy and the results of poll in the presidential race. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early head to your county election office, but most county offices are closed today because of columbus day. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent tomorrow when the post office reopens from the holiday. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. >>> today california gasoline prices are setting another record. a gallon averages $4.67 a gallon. now governor brown is taking a step that could bring prices down. he told the state air resources board to transition into winter blend gasoline now instead of waiting until halloween. some refineries already transitioned to making refinery gas. >>> relief at the pump can't come soon enough for california drivers. some people like cab drivers and delivery people have to pay for gas just to do their jobs
in virginia. >> reckless, amateurish, that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaf gaffe. >> reporter: barack obama himself today publicly ignored mitt romney's speech. the president sent out former secretary of state madelyn albright to call mitt romney's grasp of foreign policy shallow and out of date. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> there's a new poll out that suggests mitt romney's strong debate performance last week has improved his standing in the presidential race. the pew research center shows romney leading president obama among likely voters by a margin of 49% to 45%. three weeks ago, that same poll gave president obama an 8-point lead. >>> today the united nations secretary-general said the violence in syria is threatening the stability of the region. activists say the civil war has claimed more than 30,000 lives since it began last year, and the violence has spread beyond the borders. syrian mortars have landed in turkey. for six straight days turkey has launched retaliatory strikes. and warned syria not to test his resolve. he said turkey is ready for
francisco tomorrow for more fund-raisers while governor romney is headed to virginia military institute for what his campaign is billing as a major foreign policy address, jeff. >> jeff: nancy cordes, thank you. we are four days away from the one and only vice presidential debate. and the pressures on both candidates. joe biden to lift democrats after a rough week. paul ryan to build on mitt romney's momentum. senior white house correspondent bill plante has more on that. bill, good evening. >> good evening, jeff, you know, the vice presidential debate is normally a kind of sideshow but this year it has the potential to be a major event. not only because the president didn't do very well in his debate last week, but also because of the contrast between the two candidates. >> it's biden versus ryan. >> oh, yeah, i better get ready for that. >> age -- >> this is deadly earnest. >> veruous youth. a great society liberal. >> yes, we're going to ask the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: versus the tea party conservative. >> at a time when we have a jobs crisis in america, wouldn't it be nice
obama and mitt romney face off again next tuesday in the second of three debates. >>> and in virginia's u.s. senate race, tonight former governors, george allen and tim kaine, will square off in a debate sponsored by the aarp of virginia and the league of women voters. that gets going in just under an hour, 8:00, right down in richmond. you can watch it live on our website, wusa9.com. >>> you may have noticed these controversial ads up in the metro stations today. critics say they equate muslims to savages and a judge ruled the transit agency must display the american freedom defense initiatives commercials or ads. they are being posted as georgia avenue stations. >>> and there's a consumer alert tonight for all of you with gelato. giant is pulling chocolate peanut butter cup gelato off the shelf. that peanut butter may be contaminated. if you have this at your house, throw it away or you can take it back to giant for a refund. >>> all right, top, we've had a rough day in the last couple of days. is it going to get better? >> it's going to be a slow process. we see light at the end o
, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracy potts that is details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was
is a big one for the president. as for governor romney, he took direct aim at president obama's handling of foreign policy during his speech at the military institute in virginia. it's the tenth foreign policy speech of romney's campaign. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region, and with violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of al qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east alied with us. i share this hope. hope is not a strategy. >> let me bring in the "news nation" political panel. chris and michael and jonathan and communications relations director for american cross roads and bobby gosch, deputy international editor for "time" magazine. jonathan, we heard governor romney's speech and saw excerpts before the speech. the hope line is replayed s
. >>> mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the institute in maryland today. the speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor links the deadly attack on the american consulate in benghazi last month to al qaeda, saying, "the attack on our consulate in benghazi on september 11th, 2012, was likely the work of the same forces that attacked our homeland on september 11th, 2001. these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists." >>> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry. he poked a little fun at himself and his recent debate performance. >> and everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> last night mr. obama also attended a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. tomorrow the preside
francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive blend but experts say even with that move we won't see prices drop right away. this winter blend comes out on november 1. it will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10% and might drop gas prices 15 to 20 cents a gallon. but it could take a week before we see any changes. according to aaa, prices today are at record highs. in san francisco, you're paying $4.73 for a gallon of regular. and in san jose and oakland it's $4.67
with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house director, chuck todd, both in the washington bureau. chuck, let's begin with you, two new polls, different sets of numbers, what do the numbers tell you? >> reporter: look, when i dug into them, they both told us the same thing, there is a spike in the republican enthusiasm for romney, that is why you see the voters shifting towards romney. and it depends on how you wait to sample. and yes, one poll seems to be a little more republican than the gallup goal -- polls, there is more enthusiasm among likely republican voters than likely democratic voters. this has been a problem for the democrats for six months, and you're seeing more in this poll than the last debate. and the big moment will be joe biden, and paul ryan, you see them prepping in a way they have not done before. they have done a lot of mock debate sessions with joe biden. paul ryan has never been on this big a stage before. he has reviewed the sarah palin debate, watched jo
. in virginia it is getting a lot of attention today. mitt romney will be in is virginia delivering major foreign policy talks. strike while the iron is hot especially in the wake of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. romney is trying to build a post debate momentum. >> i am convince the you had the chance to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> president obama made a return appearance to california last night. not because that state is at play but because hollywood has heavy hitters with deep pockets. >> we come a long way. we have come too far to turn back now. the last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to the crisis in the first place. i cannot let it happen. that's why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. that's why i need your last we way. their big head to head on thursday in danville, kentucky. speaking of debate prep, president obama is going to do some of
in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut.
enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'
covering the presidential race. mitt romney is back in battlegrounds virginia tonight. he spoke in two communities on opposite ends of the state as one poll shows him and president obama in a dead heat. we will have more on the bold and where the president will be campaigning tonight. that and more when i joined the hunt for abc7 news at 6:00 in just a bit. >> celebrity is that turned their fate into a business. >> kate sits down with celebrities who are famous for one thing and extremely successful with another. she sits down with kathy ireland, magic johnson, and others tomorrow at 4:00 right here on abc7. >> today really felt like fall. >> yes definitely. >> the average high is 71 and we were at 55 reagan national airport. let's give you a live look from the rooftops. at least seven shades of gray out there right now. no rain in the district, but patch's close by. 45 in washington. 41 in fredricksburg. 41 below in baltimore. the main concern tonight is the rain. the doppler shows moderate rain well to the west of our area and other areas well east. there are patches of rain through
stories and more just ahead on 9news. >>> republican, mitt romney, cast barack obama as a weak leader. that assessment came during a speech on foreign policy issues today at the virginia military institute in lexington. romney says the united states should impose tighter sanctions on iran. take a more assertive role in syria and place new conditions on aid to egypt. >>> president obama is raising more cash today in california. he attended a star studded fundraiser in hollywood last night. the president made his first public comment about his debate performance last week. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, they are such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions during their next debate in eight days. vice president joe biden and paul ryan will meet in kentucky for their one and only debate this thursday and we'll be right back. >>> disturbing new details about the failure rate for those tsa airport searches that anyone who flies has to suffer through. o
, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and will.i.am. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month full of debates. this thursday vice president biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate. next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate and the final debate is october 22nd. >>> u.s. senate race in virginia takes the spotlight tonight as democrat tim kaine and republican george allen face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start. but a new poll of likely voters shows kaine with 52% and allen with 45%. the debate will be co-hosted by aarp virginia and the league of women voters of virginia. >>> making headli
off to san francisco for a round of campaign events. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in virginia again today, in a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute, he continued to blast president obama's leadership in the middle east, and offered his own view. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of the al qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took the office. >> >>> now to the tight race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine and george allen looks to sway undecided voters before election day. news4's northern virginia bureau chief julie carey joins us live from near richmond with a look at what the candidates will look to do to gain that edge tonight. julie? >> reporter: well, as you can see along this driveway, volunteers have been busy in advance putting up stins
rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be just days away for california thrivers suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they're keeping tired old grannies like me at home. >> there are more than 91 cases of fungal meningitis. the outbreak spanning nine states has killed at least seven people. >>> a wild brawl between two separate wedding parties ends with one man dead and four people under arrest. >> did they just hit the bride? >>> liftoff. a new era in space flight. the first commercial flight into space bound for the international space station. >>> at talladega super speedway, a 25 car pil
what matters. >> we have live pictures out of virginia where can it romney will deliver a foreign-policy speech. in lexington virginia we are watching those live shot we just brought in the students in the auditorium. the press pool has now filed then as well. he was speaker around 8: 2048: 25. this evening there will be roughly the same time president obama will be in the bay area. here are some live pictures out of southern california were air force one is standing by waiting for the president's arrival. >> thanks a lot changed the number of people got sick would follow meningitis from those tainted epidural steroid injections. it's up to 90 people in nine states. a voluntary recall was issued. the new england compound is taking precautions to avoid any further contamination. >> to of the big draws include the fleet week air show and america's cup racing at the castro street fair. several organizers raise cash for charities in a restaurant tables were packed in north beach for people to watch the heritage great. transit officials say riders should hit a new high on saturday over
with additional details. good evening. >> good evening, larry. mitt romney spoke at the virginia military institute in the very important swing state of virginia. he didn't lay out much of a policy contrast with president obama. they're in similar places, but he did cast a contrast in terms of himself as a man of action and president obama who is somebody who is more passive. here's mitt romney. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> now, what mitt romney is trying to do is drive some of the polls that have shown significant progress for him post-debate. look at these three. it's a mixed verdict. you have, first of all, the very well respected pugh research center poll shows mitt romney moving from being behind by 8 points to being ahead by 4 points. the rasmussen poll out this morning also conducted post-debate that show them tied. rasmussen has a reputation for being a poll that makes republicans look good. gallup is considered a nonpartis
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